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Gabriel Cousens, M.D.

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Gabriel Cousens, M.D. is the author of seven internationally acclaimed books including Spiritual Nutrition and Creating Peace by Being Peace. Known worldwide as a spiritual teacher and the leading expert in live, plant-source nutrition, Dr. Cousens functions as a holistic physician, psychiatrist, family therapist, and cutting edge researcher on healing diabetes naturally. He holds an M.D. from Columbia Medical School, a doctorate in homeopathy, and diplomas in Ayurveda, clinical acupuncture, and holistic medicine. His multi-cultural background as an ordained rabbi, an acknowledged yogi, and a four-year Native American sundancer, adds insight to his "whole-person enlightenment" teachings. Dr. Cousens is the founder and director of the Tree of Life Foundation and the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center. In his book, There Is a Cure For Diabetes, Dr. Cousens presents his rejuvenation center's program for reversing diabetes naturally. The center currently reports a 55% reversal rate in type 2 diabetes, and a 25% reversal rate in type 1 diabetes in 21 days.

Lectures and Workshops for the 2012 Cruise

Keynote: Veganism – The Optimal Diet for Spiritual Life
Discover the secret that yogis, rishis, monks, prophets, and sages have known for thousands of years – a plant-source-only diet can offer immense support to spiritual development. While Gabriel Cousens, M.D. teaches that one cannot "eat one's way to God," a plant-source-only diet can serve as a vital foundation for the sattvic (balanced or holy) lifestyle necessary to sustain the spiritual journey. Learn why a vegan diet, properly conducted, can enhance meditation, help regulate the mind and emotions, and facilitate subtle spiritual unfolding. This talk expounds upon the material found in Dr. Cousens' book Spiritual Nutrition.

Lecture 1: Why Veganism?
In this presentation Gabriel Cousens, M.D. outlines seven major ways that veganism reduces “karma.” He describes how veganism is our forgotten human heritage, the key to our survival in the present, and the evolutionary choice for our future. Drawing on his expertise as a rabbi, a medical doctor, and a visionary, Dr. Cousens provides a spiritual, medical, and philosophical framework for understanding the nutritional, ethical, and metaphysical dimensions of a plant-source-only diet.

Lecture 2: How to Be a Successful Vegan
Drawing on nearly 40 years of clinical expertise, Gabriel Cousens, M.D. presents the key to successful veganism. In a culture where plant-source-only nutrition comes under constant scrutiny and criticism from medical and media sources, Dr. Cousens provides a map for radiant health through veganism. A lucid discussion of the common pitfalls vegans face is balanced with practical guidelines for optimal health and longevity. In this talk Dr. Cousens will address issues such as B12, protein, low-glycemic foods, and rare elements such as carnosine. Walk away from this lecture with a better understanding of how to get the most out of your vegan diet.

Lecture 3: How to Individualize Your Diet
No one diet works for everyone. We are unique individuals with unique nutritional needs. Gabriel Cousens, M.D. will share in this talk his technique for determining the best dietary approach for your constitutional type, your metabolic rate, your age, and your lifestyle. Dr. Cousens teaches that anyone can be a successful vegan with a diet tailored to his or her specific needs. This means looking at fat/protein/carbohydrate ratios in relation to metabolic type and Ayurvedic dosha. An intelligently executed plant-source-only diet can work for anyone provided they account for their uniqueness. Learn how to customize your diet and make your food work for you.

Q & A: Address Your Particular Nutritional Questions and Concerns
This is an opportunity to address your particular nutritional questions and concerns with Gabriel Cousens, M.D. Dr. Cousens has nearly 40 years of experience as a holistic physician, and has helped thousands of people transition into and sustain a live-food, plant-source-only diet. His Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center reports an unequivocal rate of diabetes reversal in 75% of its program participants, and his comprehensive understanding of holistic health makes him a world-renowned authority on the subjects of wellness and longevity. This unique opportunity is not to be missed.

Workshop 1: Shamanic Kabbalat Shabbat
Join Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, author of Torah as a Guide to Enlightenment, and his wife Shanti Golds Cousens in ushering in the Shabbos Queen. Shabbat is a special time for spiritual reflection and renewal, and the Shamanic Kabbalat Shabbat Celebration is an ancient mystical ceremony to initiate and invoke atasteofhealth.org/healthy-vegan-diet.htm">Healthy Vegan Diet | Bill Clinton Vegan Diet | Vegan Weight Loss | Vegetarian Health Benefits
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